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trailing arm bearings

Post by trucker1 » 29 Aug 2012, 20:54

lo new here i am halfway through changing trailing arm bearings on c5 estate how do i get old bearing shells out cheers in advance
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Re: trailing arm bearings

Post by Lighty » 29 Aug 2012, 21:18

Top secret :).
The way I do it is, chisel the plastic inner liner all the way through, it will then fold up and pull out. This gives you the full inner race edge to hit on.
I then put an old bearing tube through the middle till it touches the race, then clamp it with a set of long nosed mole grips. ( this stops it slipping off when you hit it).
Drape a rag over the end that it is coming out of, coz it often smashes, and hit the tube hard, it will drive the race out in about 3 hits.
Once you have knocked both races out, put one new one in, then fit a new plastic sleeve before fitting the second bearing.
Whole job = 30 mins per side once you have done a few :)
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Post by trucker1 » 29 Aug 2012, 21:27

cheers ill try that in the morning my c5 is enough to drive a man to drink so im having a couple of vodka and cokes lol changed clutch last week piece of p**s compared to this
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Re: trailing arm bearings

Post by Peter.N. » 29 Aug 2012, 22:38

If you have a welder run a ring of metal around the inside of the outer ring, when it cools it will shrink and come out quite easily.

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Re: trailing arm bearings

Post by citronut » 30 Aug 2012, 07:50

i just run two short beads of mig at opposite sides of the innner face of the outer race,

this either causes the race to fall out otherwise it gives you something to drift them out by,

also i very seldom need to fit the new plastic liners as the mig'ing barely touch's the edges of the liner

trucker1 wrote:cheers ill try that in the morning my c5 is enough to drive a man to drink so im having a couple of vodka and cokes lol changed clutch last week piece of p**s compared to this


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Post by trucker1 » 30 Aug 2012, 09:51

thanks for all replies will let you know how i get on lol
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Post by trucker1 » 30 Aug 2012, 21:10

strugling to get trailing arm back on square little rod secured by r clip seems to be stopping it any ideas please cheers mike
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Re: trailing arm bearings

Post by citronut » 31 Aug 2012, 08:31

did you depressurize the system before removal of the arm,

if so you could try putting constant pressure on the push rod pushing it back into the cylinder,
as it may just be residual pressure in the system that has pushed it out
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Re: trailing arm bearings

Post by trucker1 » 31 Aug 2012, 17:32

job done no more banging and clanging happy days back in work tommorow lol thank you all for advice ps bearings from gsf £10.36 with vat tidy
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